Spring’s in Full Swing

Hello everyone! Spring quarter has been off to a great start! I really love all of my classes, and we’re only three weeks into the quarter, but it seems like so much has already happened in that short time – both school and non-school related. So I’ll try to touch on a few of the more interesting things of these first few weeks here in Columbus…

So I’ll start with something “non-school” related: the CD 101 concert. Here in Columbus, one of the big radio stations called CD 101 (even though it’s technically now on a different frequency of 102.5) put on a great little concert last weekend that I had the pleasure of attending. It was packed with some excellent bands including two of my new favorites, Ra Ra Riot and Fitz & the Tantrums. If you have not heard of these bands, I highly recommend both – just click on their names above to jump to their websites… Ghost Under Rocks by Ra Ra Riot and MoneyGrabber by Fitz & the Tantrums are currently my favorite specific songs by these bands, in case you need any specific recommendations. I have a feeling there will be plenty more concerts and fun events throughout the rest of this quarter as the weather continues to warm up.

Senator Sarbanes
Senator Sarbanes at the Fisher College of Business

Now something more school-focused but equally interesting: Senator Sarbanes (as in one of the two legislators for which the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is named). This was very cool because as far as the world of accounting goes, this is as close as I’ve ever come to an accounting celebrity. Senator Sarbanes spoke to a large group of MAcc and other Fisher grad students mostly about SOX, and it was really interesting to hear what someone who helped create the act had to say about it. (Thanks to Seth W. for the picture.) Our next scheduled speaker will be Mark Morze, former CFO of the infamous ZZZZ Best Carpet Cleaning fraud from the 1980s, so I’m sure you’ll see a post about that in the near future.

Speaking of the future, and one other entertaining topic that I can cram into this post, this Saturday a good number of Fisher students will be participating in the spring Fisher Games. Basically I’ve been explaining this to people as a field day of sorts, filled with games ranging from disc golf to dizzy bat to kickball to an egg toss. I will be joining a few of my fellow MAcc students to compete against other Fisher students, and it should be a great time!

So with everything going on this quarter, I’m sure I’ll be writing very soon about something else, so until next time!